Independence Day

noun

Definition of Independence Day

:a civil holiday for the celebration of the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence; specifically :July 4 observed as a legal holiday in the U.S. in commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776

First Known Use of independence day

1791

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INDEPENDENCE DAY Defined for English Language Learners

Independence Day

noun

Definition of Independence Day for English Language Learners

  • : a holiday celebrating the anniversary of a country's independence from another country that ruled it in the past; especially : July 4 celebrated as a legal holiday in the U.S. in honor of the day when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776


INDEPENDENCE DAY Defined for Kids

Independence Day

noun

Definition of Independence Day for Students

:July 4 observed by Americans as a legal holiday in honor of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776


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